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Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 15-06-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By Cedrus
Lithium

Hey,

Just wanted personal experiences of this med really. All I know is I need to drink more? And it can cause a tremor.

Can it cause excess sedation? Cos last night I was OUT of it. But I'm not if...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 13-05-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Cedrus
Can't cope at cygnet

I'm really struggling at the moment. I just want to go home, major home sickness going on.

How has anyone else lasted long admissions? I've been in hospital since October. Apparently this place is...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 16-04-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Cedrus
Thank you very much for the replies and sharing...

Thank you very much for the replies and sharing of your experiences. im relieved that im not the only one to feel this way.
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 16-04-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Cedrus
recovery from psychosis leaving a void? and other questions pertaining to psychosis

i hope i can articulate myself well here as its a bit muddled in my head.

i have schizoaffective disorder and have been poorly on and off since around 2006/8. ive found the right combination of meds...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 16-04-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Cedrus
Don't feel guilty, you obviously need it and its...

Don't feel guilty, you obviously need it and its clear you'll work hard. I'm in/was in open ended therapy and it's helpful to know that it will be a joint decision to finish working. Also it takes...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 25-03-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Cedrus
operations for self harm

I feel really weird and bad about this. I've had a few skin grafts and operations in the past for self harm.

I miss the whole process of being put to sleep. Can anyone relate? Am I strange? I feel...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 21-02-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Cedrus
Just out of curiosity, what medication are you on...

Just out of curiosity, what medication are you on now? Clozapine is a good medication.

I saw them twice a day and it wasn't too long, a few weeks at the most.

Hope you manage to get back on it...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 20-02-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Cedrus
I've restarted it in the community after...

I've restarted it in the community after impulsively coming off it. Was under the home treatment team and they took blood pressure after it etc. Only had to go into the clinic for normal FBCs/bloods
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 07-01-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Cedrus
The assessment went okay i guess. Although I am...

The assessment went okay i guess. Although I am frightened. They seem ultra strict especially with what items your allowed. Your not allowed your mobile if it has a camera or access to the internet....
Forum: First Aid Advice 03-01-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By Cedrus
I had wounds on my leg down to the muscle that i...

I had wounds on my leg down to the muscle that i didnt get seen to. i then went to hospital for another wound on my leg and when they saw the ones to the muscle they decided to operate (basically...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 03-01-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Cedrus
My assessment is tomorrow and im scared.

My assessment is tomorrow and im scared.
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 02-01-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Cedrus
Thanks for the replies and hope =] Night circus ,...

Thanks for the replies and hope =] Night circus , im glad its had such an impact on you and that things are looking more positive for you now. I know that if i do go I will put my all in to it. I...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 29-12-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Cedrus
IP DBT, feeling scared. advice?

I'm meant to be going to one of the cygnet hospitals once i leave here for ip dbt and im really quite frightened. I dont think I have a PD and i don't even think thats me being in denial but my team...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 23-12-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Cedrus
I went to the cassel but years ago so it's...

I went to the cassel but years ago so it's changed a lot but I just wanted to say regarding age it was really diverse. I was the youngest when I first got there (16) and there patients on the adult...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 23-12-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Cedrus
That's positive that the haloperidol is having a...

That's positive that the haloperidol is having a positive effect and you're managing to take.

I'm on clozapine and aripiprazole and kinda felt like you at first where I thought 'am I really that...
Forum: General Support and Advice 02-10-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Cedrus
Basically my plan before was to do the...

Basically my plan before was to do the certificate of HE at birkbeck and they said that you can progress on to year 2 of the part time degree if you do well enough. (but thats not...
Forum: General Support and Advice 01-10-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Cedrus
Thank you for that! I did actually go on their...

Thank you for that! I did actually go on their website and it said its worth 30 credits which make me dubious as to whether thats L3 or L4, but im going to ring them in the morning to enquire.

Thank...
Forum: General Support and Advice 01-10-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Cedrus
Thanks for clearing that up for me! I just need...

Thanks for clearing that up for me!

I just need to find a route to uni. I want to do history and haven't been able to find any colleges that do access courses with that subject in my area. my local...
Forum: General Support and Advice 01-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Cedrus
Can someone please explain A-Levels to me/advice

Background info: I'm a mature student (25) and can't do an access course as I tried twice at college, managed 7 months last time round but ended up in hospital during both attempts.

Anyway, I was...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 26-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Cedrus
So it's been decided I'm coming into hospital -...

So it's been decided I'm coming into hospital - have a bed. Htt will take me home to get stuff. Glad I'm informal, hope it stays that way. Feel really quite frightened though and upset that I need...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 26-08-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Cedrus
Thank you Beckie, that really does mean a lot to...

Thank you Beckie, that really does mean a lot to me.

I'm just confused really. My social worker was trying to talk to the bed manager and i just dont know whats happening. I think if they find a bed...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 26-08-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Cedrus
Thanks guys and thanks Bear. I'm going in today...

Thanks guys and thanks Bear.

I'm going in today to get the test dose. I might be being admitted to hospital because of my mental state at some point. Tbh though I'm really confused, I know the HTT...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 25-08-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Cedrus
I'm stupid. I went to see HTT, ranted a bit and I...

I'm stupid. I went to see HTT, ranted a bit and I didn't realise today was just for me to confirm which medication to take after they had spoken to the pharmacist. Apparently the pharmacist said they...
Forum: General Support and Advice 25-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Cedrus
I haven't got any experiences with the above but...

I haven't got any experiences with the above but I wanted to let you know that I acknowledge how difficult your situation must be and that I really do hope the respite admission at the care home...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 25-08-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Cedrus
Thanks for sharing your experiences, it's much...

Thanks for sharing your experiences, it's much appreciated!

Thanks for the tip Bear. How long have you been on it? Are you finding it helpful? Do you take any other anti psychotic alongside...
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